Head of Scouting and Players Recruitment for the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS); CBF Academy Instructor, former General Manager, Assistant Sporting Director and Academy Director.
Member of ASD (Association Sporting Directors) Technical Committee and also a member of Abex Futebol (Brazilian Sporting Directors Association).
Extensive scouting and management experience, spending more than two decades in the Brazilian top flight (Série A), the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the MLS (Major League Soccer), USA.
How is the MLS scouting system structured? What criteria do MLS clubs use to select players? How is the scouting of South American players conducted in MLS? What factors are considered when evaluating the technical ability and playing style of South American players? What success has MLS had in recruiting and integrating South American players? How does the integration of South American players affect the popularity and level of play in MLS?
A strong scouting strategy involves identifying and evaluating players across leagues, regions and age groups and selecting those with the greatest potential for success. Why has a well-defined and well-executed scouting strategy become essential to the success of football clubs amidst increased competition in football and the need to build strong teams that can consistently perform at the highest level?
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